New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday said a joke from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a fellow Republican presidential hopeful, about the blizzard pummeling the East Coast shows that Rubio is not cut out to be president.
“Well that’s the difference between a United States senator who’s never been responsible for anything and a governor who’s responsible for everything that goes on in your state,” Christie said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“Fourteen people died across the country, and that shows a real immaturity from Senator Rubio to be joking as families were freezing in the cold, losing power and some of them losing their loved ones,” he added.
Christie said that Rubio has “never had to make a decision of any consequence at all that he’s had to be held accountable for.”
“Voting yes or no in the United States Senate every day, sitting where they tell you to sit, coming when they tell you to come, leaving when they tell you to leave. It sounds like school to me, and not like the kind of job that the presidency is,” he said.
At a town hall in New Hampshire on Shabbos, Rubio joked that the blizzard shutting down Washington was “one of the best things to happen to the republic in a while.”